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This course discusses proper handling of chemicals in the workplace and actions that can be taken to protect the workers, the public, and the environment. It also covers the roles and responsibilities of those responding to events involving hazardous materials. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to define hazardous materials, identify the factors that influence how spills are controlled; recognize where spills are likely to occur; identify possible responses to a release; specify potential outcomes of using inappropriate control methods; define the primary and secondary goals of spill control; define the terms containment and confinement; specify the recommended procedures for spill and leak response; specify the proper steps to contain hazardous spills; specify confinement methods for solids, liquids, and gases; and define the roles and responsibilities of personnel who respond to emergencies involving hazardous materials. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Pinchin Group of Companies, an environmental, health and safety consulting firm with offices across Canada.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify characteristics of hazardous materials
  • Recognize situations when spills are most likely to occur
  • Identify potential outcomes of a hazardous material release
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of personnel who respond to emergencies involving hazardous materials
  • Identify possible responses to a release of hazardous material
  • Identify the primary and secondary goals of spill control
  • Identify actions to take as part of the recommended procedures for spill and leak response
  • Match the terms "containment" and "confinement" with their definitions
  • Identify the factors that influence how spills are controlled
  • Specify the proper steps to contain hazardous spills
  • Specify confinement methods for solids
  • Specify confinement methods for liquids
  • Specify confinement methods for gases and vapours
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